"good cop / bad cop"

10:03 Jan 17, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: "good cop / bad cop"
The IT manager was playing good cop / bad cop with me.
Larry Zoumas

Summary of answers provided
na"Bon flic/ mauvais flic"
Louise Atfield



1 hr
"Bon flic/ mauvais flic"

"il jouait le jeu du "bon flic/ mauvais flic" avec moi."

Here are a few examples and references:

"Mme Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NPD): Monsieur le Président, voilà le numéro du bon flic et du mauvais flic qui se
joue sur le parquet de la Chambre des communes. "

"Ms. Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NDP): Mr. Speaker, now we are seeing the good cop and the bad cop routine being
played out on the floor of the House of Commons. "

"Bon flic, mauvais flic

Le "bon flic" joue un rôle : il est poli et compréhensif. Le mauvais flic
est aggressif et menaçant. Le but est que le bon flic gagne la confiance
du suspect."

"-. Faites attention aux interrogatoires. Nos amis en bleu connaissent plein de techniques (comme le bon flic mauvais flic ou un des deux joue le méchant et l'autre le gentil pour gagner la confiance du pauvre interrogé), de promesses bidons etc."

"Some also feel guilty for succumbing to the "good cop, bad cop game" in interrogation where two officers play hard and soft."

" "Good cop, bad cop" is a game they play to speed up your surrender to the system. They could care less about you or the truth of what you want or deserve. "

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 577
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